Saturday, November 7, 2009

Story started from 7am

It was exactly 7am when I reached Cerok Tokun this morning. It was a quiet moment before hikers started to pour in, and this was the silent corner where I started my hiking.

To start hiking at 7am is nothing early, some hikers come with torch lights at 6am. This is the moment nobody can recognise each other, and the moment we keep walking without knowing where we are, until the first sunlight appears.

My camera tells the story today which happened under an umbrella, and which happened after 7am. This heavy tropical rain lasted for a short moment, but not its traces.


It never bothered to hide what it had done to the jungle, after all, only time could help. And before the time came, this was the moment I enjoyed the most, the tranquil hiking trail, the wet morning, the cool feeling and the lovely experience.

Even the water would like to record a part of the story, started from tiny dots, spread into circles and ended into invisible infinity.

These trees tried to trap this part of the trace, which was the weakest but yet the prettiest, before being removed by the sun.

The story continues to repeat, as tropical rain will always come, suddenly and heavily in some of the days, and its trace can be found everywhere you can see on our body.

27 comments:

Pacey said...

Oh, those pathways are pretty intriguing me rain...and I do love to be out on wet days too, there's something on it that makes our life stir.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed every part of your early morning hike in the rain, especially the water droplets on the branch.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The paths though damp and dark are very interesting. I love walking and hiking in the rain as it brings such a clean and crisp earthy feel. Very nice shots.

Kirigalpoththa said...

It is raining non stop last two hours here too..:) So it is raining every where ?

Ginnymo said...

You got some nice photos despite all the rain. I love walking in the rain. Or used to I should say..

Mike said...

Rainfields one of the joys for me of living in the tropics is the rain.

Now as a guy who originates in the UK (we always talk about the weather) I am quite surprised I enjoy it so much since back home I hated rainy days.

Perhaps its because tropical rain is intense and short.

I also love the smell of the earth after a heavy shower.

:: flyingstars :: said...

lovely captures of the rainy moments!

Ratty said...

Hiking in the rain is sometimes one of the best things. You've captured it well. Rain always brings the best fresh smell to the air.

Mei Teng said...

Hiking in the early hours is the best. You can the cool fresh air compared to hiking in the later hours of the day where it would so hot.

Today is a blistering hot day and I am staying indoors.

fufu said...

it's getting cold here... thus i will no go hiking here in frankfurt, instead looking forward the winter so i could go snowboarding... will go hiking in the spring

betchai said...

the rain added drama, peacefulness and mystery to the shots, that's why i love walking and hiking in the rain too. however, i have not tried with an umbrella, maybe i should do it next time, that way I can shoot :)

Glennis said...

Great story of a tropical rain storm that hit your pretty part of the world. I hope your hike was not spoiled too much.

Cheryl said...

Early morning is when I like to walk, its cool and quiet. I can do a lot of "thinking" then.

rainfield61 said...

It was a long day of tiring work on my poor Saturday. Missed blogging the whole day. Good morning to everyone.


Pacey: The morning rain and hiking really, as what you say,make my life stir.

Diane: This the reason I always hike in the morning. Morning is the best beautiful moment in a day.

Poetic Shutterbug: A clean and crisp earthy feel is always accompany me, at Cerok Tokun.

Kirigalpoththa: The rain comes and goes, in the form of drizzling or heavy rain, recently.

Ginnymo: Walking and getting soaked in the rain, is another weird experience.

Mike: Tropical rain is fantastic especially the sudden fall, but this always floods the lowland.
flyingstars: Thanks for your comment.

Ratty: This tropical rain hits and runs, and sometime catches me in surprise.

Mei Teng: So, why don't you join hiking in the morning? LOL.

"Today is a blistering hot day and I am staying indoors." Yes, i did as well, for the whole day, inside my office.

fufu: Waiting to see more pictures on snow from you. Germany, is so far in geography, but so near with you around.

betchai: You have another trick on photography during raining days, I see.

Glennis: My hike was spoiled occationally by the "thunder" storm. I have to stay at home, staring at Cerok Tokun....

George said...

Thanks for taking us along on your rainy hike. I like the raindrops on the tree branch.

Quilt Works said...

Great rainy shots!


"Moonlight becomes you" is my contribution!

VanillaSeven said...

You are indeed a morning person rainfield. I rather stay under my blanket during those rainy days :)

Evelyn Howard said...

The 3rd pic is really nice - is that taken under an umbrella too?

rainfield61 said...

Cheryl/George/Quilt Works/VanillaSeven: To go hiking in the morning does bring a lot of excitement, during which I can enjoy the morning dews, cooling breeze, fresh feel, morning sun, etc.

Evelyn Howard: To hold the umbrella with my shoulder is not a cormfotable and effective way to take photo. LOL.
This 3rd picture is not taken under an umbrella.

wenn said...

nice story..

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the early morning walk. It is all wonderful. Great photos.

kulasa said...

wow, i enjoyed looking at the photos so much! i could almost hear the sound of the rain falling on the umbrella...

Cher said...

the 3rd and 4th photos are my favourites! very refreshing! thank you for sharing your 'umbrella' with us. ;)

Gallicissa said...

It's raining here too...and I am enjoying it. Love to have such a patch for walks here.

Salitype said...

rain has its own melody and beauty! it brings out a special feel on things...melancholic yet beautiful!

loving it!

The Retired One said...

Ooooo, that path in the first shot is wonderful! It makes me want to be there walking it, to see what is around the next bend.
Wonderful!

Ayie said...

not even rain can stop you from going to your destination!